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Transcript of Vaderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and doctoral degrees.
The Faculty Senate is the representative and deliberative body of the Faculties. Centrally involved in the governance of the university, it is comprised of elected members, deans of the colleges and schools, and ex officio members, including the Chancellor.
Nicholas S. Zeppos
Other Accrediting Agencies
Joined Vanderbilt University in 1987 as assistant professor in the Law School.
Named provost and vice-chancellor for academic affairs in 2002.
Served from 2002-2008 as Vanderbilt’s chief Academic Officer.
Became Vanderbilt’s eight chancellor on March 1, 2008.
Planning process for The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons (first year experience)
College Halls at Kissam
Next phase of the university’s living-learning residential college system
Zeppos created and expanded financial aid program by replacing undergraduate need-based loans with grant and scholarship assistance.
This initiative opens the doors to highly talented and qualified students of all economic, cultural and geographical backgrounds.
The members of The Board of Trust
• Mark F. Dalton
• Jackson W. Moore
• Jon Winkelried
• Edith C. Johnson
• Nicholas S. Zeppos
Chancellor of the University
• Mary Beth Adderley*
La Jolla, CA
• Michael L. Ainslie*
Palm Beach, FL
• M. Chandler Anthony
• John D. Arnold
• William W. Bain, Jr.*
• Lee M. Bass
Fort Worth, TX
• Darryl D. Berger
New Orleans, LA
• Camilla Dietz Bergeron*
New York, NY
• Adolpho A. Birch III
New York, NY
• Dennis C. Bottorff*
• Lewis M. Branscomb*
La Jolla, CA
• Shirley M. Collado
• Thomas F. Cone*
• Cecil D. Conlee*
•Brownlee O. Currey, Jr.*
Nashville , TN
Daniel M. Crown
New York, NY
• Claiborne P. Deming
El Dorado, AR
• Charles H. Esserman
• Bruce R. Evans
• Frank A. Godchaux III*
• John R. Hall*
• David W. Head
• L. Hall Hardaway, Jr.*
• H. Rodes Hart*
• Joanne F. Hayes
Gulf Stream, FL
• John J. Hindle
• Jay C. Hoag
Palo Alto, CA
• John R. Ingram
• Martha R. Ingram*
• Carroll E. Kimball
• Leslie C. Labruto
Spring Lake, NJ
• J. Hicks Lanier*
• Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.*
Notre Dame, IN
• Mark P. Mays
San Antonio, TX
• Edward G. Nelson*
• Courtney C. Pastrick
• David W. Patterson, M.D.
Great Falls, VA
• H. Ross Perot, Jr.
• Judson G. Randolph, MD*
• Kenneth L. Roberts*
• Joe L. Roby*
New York, NY
• Jeffrey J. Rothschild
Los Altos, CA
• Sidanth Sapru
• Robert C. Schiff, Jr., M.D.
• Eugene B. Shanks, Jr.
• Richard H. Sinkfield
• Cal Turner*
Franklin , TN
• J. Stephen Turner
• Eugene H. Vaughan*
• Thomas B. Walker, Jr.*
• Dudley B. White*
• W. Ridley Wills II*
• J. Lawrence Wilson*
Bonita Springs, FL
• Rebecca W. Wilson
• William M. Wilson
There are approximately 55 members, each of whom serves a five year term. The chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Trust, is the chief executive officer of the University.
Paul C. Lim
Associate Professor of
the History of Christianity
Rolanda L. Johnson
Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Professor of
Management in Accounting
Ann H. Price
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Immediate Past Chair
Professor of Medicine
Immediate Past Vice Chair
Professor of Chemistry
Elected members are representatives of the Faculties of the Schools and Colleges in accordance with the following distribution :
College of Arts and Science 17
Blair School of Music 2
Divinity School 2
School of Engineering 5
School of Law 2
Owen Graduate School of Management 2
School of Medicine 20
School of Nursing 4
Peabody College 6
The Faculty Senate is composed of the Deans of the several Schools and Colleges, elected members, and ex officio members
Three year terms
Mission, Goals and Values
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large.
Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the
quest for new knowledge through scholarship,
dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach,
creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.
In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly
intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry,
equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.
In 1873, at the age of 79 Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt decided to give a gift of $1 million dollars to build Vanderbilt University.
• This donation was the commodore's only major philanthropy
• Methodist Bishop Holland McTyerie chose the site to build Vanderbilt University. He supervised the construction of buildings and planted trees himself.
• The University started with one main building, (now Kirkland Building), an astronomical observatory, and houses for professors.
• Self-governing under a Board of Trust. It elects its own members and officers. The general government is vested in the Board of Trust. Immediate government of the university s committed to the chancellor who is elected by the Board of Trust.
• Original campus was 75 acres. By 1960, the campus had spread to about 260 acres of land and currently has 330 acres.
• Enrollment has doubled itself each 25 years during its first century.
Started with 307 students in 1875 in the fall of 1999 10,127 students.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a private research university of about 6,500 undergraduates and 5,300 graduate and professional students. The university comprises 10 schools, a distinguished medical center, a public policy center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.
Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, and human development as a well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees.
The university has ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 universities by publications such as U.S News & World Report, with several programs rankings at the top 10.
1937- 1946 – Oliver C. Carmichael was named Chancellor. Stablished Joint University Libraries serving Vanderbilt, Peabody and Scarritt College.
1946 – 1963 – Harvie Branscomb became the fourth chancellor. He expanded the university and fought for integration. Helped create an open enrollment policy.
1963 – First time Vanderbilt University ranked in the top 20 private universities.
1963 – 1982 – Alexander Heard became the fifth chancellor. The placed a woman in the Board of Trust. He also convinced the board to create a new class of trustees, for recent graduates to ensure the youthful perspective.
1979 – Peabody College merged with Vanderbilt
1981 -- Blair Schools of Music merged.
1982 – 2000 – Joe B. Wyatt became the sixth chancellor. Focused on technology and tripled minority enrollment. Wyatt sought to place Vanderbilt in the very top tier of American universities. Under his term, the Medical Center expanded and construction of new buildings increased.
2000 – 2007 -- Gordon Gee became the seventh chancellor. Increased the budget for financial aid from $30 million to $60 million. This reduced the financial burden for graduating students. Gee lead the university in more expansion. During his terms, he was involved in the Nashville community serving in several board of directors for two private schools and the Tennessee College Association.
2007 – present – Nicholas Zeppos became the eight and current chancellor of the university. Zeppos has lead a number of important initiatives such as The Ingram Commons. The Commons has transformed the first year experience of undergraduate students.
1875-1893 -- Landon C. Garland was Vanderbilt’s first Chancellor. He helped and advised McTyerie in selecting the faculty, arranged the curriculum and set the policies of the university.
1872 -- Original Charter Stablished
1873 –Charter amended to make legal name of corporations The Vanderbilt University.
1893- 1937 – James Kirkland became the second chancellor of the university. He help rebuild the university’s main building after a fire. He guided the university through the separation from the Methodist Church.
1905-- Fire broke out in the Main Building. Students rushed to help and remove books from the building. They saved 4,000 books. Students assembled the next morning in makeshift classrooms across campus.
1910-1914 – University starts the process to separate from the Methodist Church.
Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) represents the interests of Vanderbilt undergraduates to university administrators, faculty, staff, and others in the Nashville and Tennessee communities. Their goal is to empower students to pursue their passions and feel at home in their college environment. In addition to lobbying administrators on the issues that matter most to students, VSG provides a wide range of student services, hosts a variety of events to enrich undergraduate life on campus, and partners with student organizations and university departments to sponsor unique programs that serve the student body as a whole
The VSG Executive Board is responsible for the general management and oversight of Vanderbilt Student Government. The Board works extensively with VSG’s Advisors in handling the organization’s activities and working collectively to respond to issues as they arise. Members of the Executive Board are also responsible for representing the interests of the branches and departments that they oversee.
The Senate and its 29 Senators make up the Legislative Branch of VSG. Of these 29 Senators, 10 are Commons House Presidents, 4 are College Council Presidents, 8 are College Representatives, and 7 are Area Representatives. The Senate also includes a non-voting Honor Council Delegate and is presided over by the Speaker of the Senate. The Senate’s responsibilities include representing the best interests of the student body, voicing student concerns on academic and residential issues, and voting on all VSG resolutions. Each Senator serves on a VSG standing committee.
The Judicial Branch of VSG is composed of the Judicial Court, Office of Legal Counsel, and the Elections Commission. This Branch was established in Fall 2013 with the successful passage of Senate Bill 13-14-14 by a two-thirds vote of the Senate and a referendum of the student body.
Cost of Attendance
Head Coach Salaries
Game Day Expenses
Revenues and Expenses by Team
Number of living alumni: 127,000
Number of alumni residing in Nashville: 21,000
Alumni Association founded: 1879
Number of alumni clubs worldwide: 41